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Re: Do deaf humans (CI users) like music?

Bingo, Leon, on (at least) two counts!
First, that music enjoyment comes from other modalities as well (just ask
anybody of Generation X whether the 160 dBA rocking of the whole auditorium
space during a hard rock concert was not part of the musical experience,
regardless of how few remaining hair cells they have now).
But second, first if you are primarily interested in music, the first and
foremost attribute of music is not melody or harmony but rhythm and meter.
You can have music on a single note (think of the dijeridoo) but you can't
have music without a rhythmic fluctuation that creates time-bound
expectations in the listener. Which is why I have lots of questions
concerning animal music.


**************************************************************************** Pierre Divenyi, Ph.D. Chief, Speech and Hearing Research (151) VA Medical Center and East Bay Institute for Research and Education Martinez, CA 94553, USA Phone: +1 (925) 370-6745 Fax: +1 (925) 372-2561 E-mail : pdivenyi@xxxxxxxxx ****************************************************************************